“Salesforce is no longer just a “CRM”. It has developed itself into a full enterprise solution provider on the cloud. Salesforce is thriving at a very rapid pace and many of us are well aware of it. It is opening up to more and more people with different skill sets. In India, Salesforce is one of the major fields which pays you more compared to other fields of the same nature. The most fascinating factor of learning Salesforce is that you don’t need to have a technical background. You don’t have to necessarily know and master coding, you can still be a very good Salesforce Consultant or Admin even without technical skills.
Currently, there are 2 major tracks available within Salesforce. Salesforce Admins and Consultants don’t require much coding knowledge whereas Salesforce Developers have to know how to code. In the Salesforce ecosystem, even with 10 years of working experience in Salesforce, one cannot say he knows Salesforce fully as it’s such a broad spectrum. Day by day, Salesforce technological stack is increasing as the company keeps acquiring new startups and everything coming under the single and wide umbrella of Salesforce. So there is no escape from learning new things with each passing day. The 3 release a year make it more challenging and one has to be on their toe each time.
As a developer starter pack, one needs to know how the Salesforce platform works, how to code in Apex and developer UI with Lightning components. Here, you need to be a jack of every trade. You can never predict what kinds of challenges await you in your next project, but that makes the work exciting each and every time. A new day always starts with some new problem to solve and some new learning. This will also keep you motivated, grounded and humble.
Sometimes, a question may pop about the latest trend in Salesforce but I believe each area of Salesforce offers so much to learn and excel in. But to answer that question objectively I think Marketing Cloud, Salesforce CPQ, Einstein, Heroku and Blockchains are few areas in which it will be expanding more and more.
In India, all major service-based companies are providing Salesforce-based consulting. Some companies also developed products on the Salesforce platform. So it is ideal to obtain a certification on Salesforce depending on your track. Salesforce is looking to double its partners, customers and consultants by the end of 2022. So there will be a lot more opportunities that will come to India and one should be ready to catch this train at the right time. All the very best!